Company Update: Looking for Tiger Lily

by | Apr 10, 2020 | Health & Safety Policy, News

Due to COVID-19 and after careful consideration for the health and wellness of our artists and audiences, we have decided to postpone our final production of this season to our 2020/21 season.

We have made a commitment to the playwright, cast, and creative team that we will produce the play, and we’ll update you as soon as we know exact dates. The box office is currently contacting anyone who had a ticket, below are the ways that you can show your support for Artists Rep and for our new play development program Table|Room|Stage.

Ticket options for Looking for Tiger Lily

If you want to transfer your ticket to Looking for Tiger Lily to the same show in our 2020/21 season: our Box Office will contact you once we release the new dates for Looking for Tiger Lily to pick your new date and time. Please put “Transfer my Ticket” in the subject line of the email, and your Customer ID (if you know it) and a phone number in the body of the email.

If you want to use your ticket for a credit towards the 2020/21 season: once we announce our season line-up, we will apply the cost of your Looking for Tiger Lily ticket towards a 20/21 season membership. Our Box Office will contact you once we have announced our season. Please put “Credit Ticket” in the subject line of the email, and your Customer ID (if you know it) and a phone number in the body of the email.

If you want to donate my ticket back: like all other arts organizations, we would not be able to survive without the support of generous donors. If you are not able to use your ticket for Looking for Tiger Lily in the 20/21 season, please consider donating the cost of your ticket. Ticket donations are tax-deductible and you will be emailed an acknowledgment receipt. Please put “Donate my ticket” in the subject line of the email, and your Customer ID (if you know it) and a phone number in the body of the email.

Congratulations to Resident Artist, E.M. Lewis

E.M. Lewis Please join us in celebrating Resident Artist E.M. Lewis, who has recently been awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a three-year residency with Artists Rep through the National Playwright Residency Program. E.M. is the playwright of the 2018/19 World Premiere Magellanica, directed by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez. During the residency, she will focus on her new play, The Great Divide, co-commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Artists Rep. The Great Divide focuses on the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, examining the deep rifts in U.S. cultural values, particularly between rural and urban communities.

Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez says:

 “This residency will free Ellen to commit her formidable talent to the vast canvas this play is meant to occupy and will provide Artists Rep the capacity to support this work on ideal terms seldom possible for a theatre of our budget. I am excited for the opportunity to welcome Ellen as a major collaborator on a day-to-day basis. Her plays consistently grapple with timely subjects, asking tough questions with no easy answers. She makes bold theatrical choices and creates rich, complex characters as she explores broad issues like gun violence and climate change from a deeply personal point of view. In describing her work, I have described many of the aesthetic values Artists Rep uses to define the kind of theatre we are seeking to produce and develop. I’m thrilled by the possibilities this extraordinary grant will open up in the years ahead.”


Want to know more about E.M. Lewis? Check out her full bio on the ART website.
E.M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award for Song of Extinction and the Primus Prize for Heads from the American Theater Critics Association, the Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for outstanding writing of a world premiere play, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a playwriting fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Commission, the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, and an Edgerton Award for the world premiere of her epic Antarctic play Magellanica at Artists Repertory Theater.